HIV/AIDS and the World of Work Branch (ILOAIDS)

Zero New HIV Infections. Zero Discrimination. Zero AIDS-Related Deaths. Implement the ILO Recommendation on HIV and AIDS (No.200).

AIDS is a workplace issue because it has a marked impact on workers, their families and dependants, enterprises and national economies. More >>

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  1. News

    HIV and AIDS workplace policy for the engineering sector launched in Zimbabwe

    15 June 2016,

    The Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare, Hon. Priscah Mupfumira, launched the Workplace Policy on HIV and AIDS, TB and other opportunistic illnesses for the Engineering, Iron and Steel sector in Zimbabwe at a high level ceremony.

  2. Our impact, their voice

    Educated, empowered, inspired: HIV risk reduced

    16 May 2016,

    A novel programme helped HIV vulnerable women in southern Africa build business to improve their lives and the wellbeing of their families.

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    140 Ukrainian men and women employees took voluntary HIV test at their workplace

    31 March 2016,

    Employees of the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine, as well as of the State Labour Service (70 per cent women workers), including the Deputy Minister of Social Policy, Mr. Victor Ivankevych and the Head of the State Labour Service, Mr. Roman Chernega, underwent voluntarily HIV test at their workplace after an awareness raising event organized by the Ministry of Social Policy with the support from the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  4. Publication

    Educated Empowered Inspired - Transforming lives through the response to HIV and AIDS in East and Southern Africa

    16 March 2016,

    Poverty, gender inequality and social exclusion continue to pose major challenges to HIV prevention efforts. Between 2011 and 2016, the ILO, in partnership with Sida, implemented an innovative economic empowerment programme amongst hard-to -reach populations in transport corridors and vulnerable communities in Southern and East Africa, with the aim of reducing their vulnerability to the HIV epidemic. This publication presents the outcomes of this innovative approach and the effects it had on its beneficiaries.

  5. News

    ILO addressed Human Rights Council panel discussion on HIV and AIDS human rights

    11 March 2016,

    The ILO participated in the HRC panel discussion held to review progress made in addressing human rights in the context of the epidemic, and addressed the challenges yet to be overcome in efforts to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. The ILO highlighted that, to achieve this goal, it is essential to ensure effective protection of human rights at work through the application of international labour standards and implementation of workplace policies and programmes. The ILO also shared information about its Voluntary Counselling and Testing for Workers (VCT@Work) Initiative.